# What is the order of the lottery drawing?

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## Does Mega Millions have to be in order?

To win a jackpot, the player must match not only the first five numbers drawn(in any order) but also match the “mega number” from the second machine. Some U.S. lotteries also offer a smaller “mega-number” game.

## Does Powerball have to be in order?

Powerball® tickets print the white ball numbers in numerical order of a given play. You can match the white ball numbers in any order of a given play to win a prize. The red Powerball number of a given play on your ticket must match the red Powerball drawn.

## Does the order of numbers matter in a lottery?

To take home the jackpot, your ticket must have the same five white numbers — order doesn’t matter — and the one red number. If you do the math, there are 11,238,513 possible combinations of five white balls (without order mattering).

## What if you get 4 numbers on Mega Millions?

4 numbers – \$500

The odds of buying a ticket containing four numbers without the Mega Ball more than double again to 38,792 to 1 chance, but so too does the prize at \$500.

## How much do you win if you get 4 numbers in Mega Millions?

Prizes

Prize Tier Odds of Winning Prize Amount
Match 4 + Mega Ball 1 in 931,001 \$10,000
Match 4 1 in 38,792 \$500
Match 3 + Mega Ball 1 in 14,547 \$200
Match 3 1 in 606 \$10

## What happens if you get all 5 numbers but not the Powerball?

Power Play numbers that can be chosen are 2, 3, 4, 5 and possibly 10 (if the jackpot is \$150 million or less). If you match five Powerball numbers but not the Powerball and chose a Power Play option on your ticket, your prize automatically doubles regardless of the number that comes up in the Power Play drawing.

## Do I win anything if I get one number on Powerball?

If your Powerball matches the one that is drawn you will get your \$2 ticket purchase back and a couple bucks more, for a total of \$4. The odds of your ticket matching only the Powerball is 1 in 38.

## Will 2 numbers win anything in Powerball?

Match 2 white numbers + Powerball — \$7. Match 1 white number + Powerball — \$4. Powerball only — \$4.

## What is the best way to pick lottery numbers?

8 Different Ways To Pick Your Lottery Numbers

1. Study The Statistics. This method involves looking up previous draws and noting down the balls that get drawn most frequently. …
2. Use Numerology. Next up, we come onto numerology. …
3. Use Lucky Numbers. …
4. Go Random. …
5. Pick Numbers Over 31. …
6. Make A Pattern. …
7. Use A System. …
8. Leave It To The Machine.
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## What is the lucky numbers for the lottery?

Luckiest lottery numbers: Powerball, Mega Millions most common picks in 2021

Powerball Mega Millions
53 (Drawn 6 times) 26 (Drawn 5 times)
61 (Drawn 6 times) 27 (Drawn 5 times)
4 (Drawn 5 times) 28 (Drawn 5 times)
17 (Drawn 5 times) 58 (Drawn 5 times)

## How are the lottery numbers calculated?

To figure out your odds, use an equation in which “k” represents the numbers you choose correctly, “r” represents the total numbers drawn, and “n” represents the number of unique numbers the numbers will be drawn from. Without numbers, the formula looks like this: × ( r − k ) ! × ( n − r ) !

## What does draws mean in lottery?

“Drawing” means the formal process of selecting winning numbers which determine the number of winners for each prize level of the game. “Draw game terminal” or “Terminal” is the terminal by which retailers and the Wyoming Lottery can sell and validate lottery products.

## How many lotto draws a week?

Lotto offers multimillion-rand jackpots twice a week and eight prize divisions in every draw. Draws take place at 20:56 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Learn all about the game and see the latest winning numbers.

## What day of the week is Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays and the jackpot is up to \$432 million. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Powerball winning numbers are announced at 11 p.m. and the jackpot is up to \$472 million.